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Landscaping Bushes to Attract Birds

Many of the bushes used during landscaping are intended to attract birds and wildlife to a garden. Bushes that bear fruit or berries are extremely popular with birds and small animals. Adding a bird table can be another incentive for birds to frequent the garden but as bushes are low on the ground, it is important to bear in mind the fact that they could be stalked by predators. Flowering bushes can attract other creatures such as butterflies and bees and with all that life flying around the garden, simply looking on can be a worthwhile experience.

City life leaves little room for nature but this can be adverted when landscaping by including bushes, shrubs, trees and flowers to the mix. The foliage from trees and bushes can entice birds to stick around as they can be camouflaged and protected from the cold and wind. You may even be lucky enough to have baby visitors if the birds make their nests in the garden. Many people create landscaping plans full of bushes and trees that are designed to attract birds in particular. The sounds of the birds singing can be pleasant as can teaching any young visitors about the various occupants and allowing them to help feed the flying visitors to the garden. Landscaping bushes to attract birds is not a new idea but is increasingly popular in urban areas where there might not be many opportunities to experience nature so closely.

Landscaping Bushes for All Seasons

One of the greatest things about landscaping bushes is the ability to provide a year long display. Evergreen trees and bushes can prevent the garden from looking plain and bare while still providing protection for the local birds. Landscaping a variety of bushes with a specific plan in mind can guarantee that there is always some color in the garden. Ensuring that a wide selection of bushes is included in the landscaping plans makes certain the event of a flowering or thriving bush in every season.

There is no need to neglect ones garden during the winter or in particularly bad weather. A four season landscaping plan is ideal for those who wish to have a living garden all year long. By including evergreen bushes, there is certainly no need to stare at a dull, bare garden all winter long. Rhododendrons and Azalia bushes are perfect flowering evergreen bushes for any garden.


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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.